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Thompson takes not running 100m in stride, overjoyed with 200m win

Observer Sport - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
Elaine Thompson, the sixth fastest woman this year and second fastest Jamaican behind training partner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, says she has no regrets not being entered in the 100m at last weekend's JAAA National Senior Trials at the National Stadium.

'Donkeyman' gives God the glory

Observer Sport - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
AFTER running his lifetime best 44.50 seconds, just a tenth off the national record 44.40 seconds held by Jermaine Gonzales, Javon 'Donkeyman' Francis was expected to claim the record for himself at last weekend's JAAA National Senior Championships.

Parchment happy with progress

Observer Sport - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
Almost lost in the celebrations of Omar McLeod's magnificent world-leading 12.97-second run, in the men's 110m hurdles final on Saturday night at the JAAA National Senior Trials at the National Stadium, was Hansle Parchment's 13.08 seconds, the third best in the world at the time.

U-23 Boyz revel in passing first hurdle in Rio Olympics journey

Observer Sport - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Jamaica's Under-23 camp is still celebrating after advancing to the next stage of Olympic qualifiers.

Kim possible

Observer Sport - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
Kimberly Williams in action in the women's triple jump at the JAAA Senior Championships at the National Stadium on Sunday. She leapt to 14.34 metres to win the event. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Best still to come from Patriots warns skipper Samuels

Observer Sport - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) -- Skipper Marlon Samuels has promised there is more exciting cricket to come from St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, following their first win of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) last weekend.

Gerrard to have LA Galaxy unveiling Saturday

Observer Sport - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) -- England midfielder Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain who has left behind the English Premier League for Major League Soccer, will be unveiled Saturday by the Los Angeles Galaxy.

PM: Gov't committed to ensuring stable economic environment

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller says her administration is committed to ensuring a sound and stable environment for the further growth and development of the country's financial sector.

This Day in History — June 30

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT

JPS Begins installation of prepaid meters

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
Jamaica Public Service (JPS) officials Marilyn McDonald Watson (second right) and Rowan Small (left) explain the features of this customer information unit to McGregor Gardens resident Beverley Simpson and member of parliament and minister of state in the Ministry of Energy Julian Robinson after JPS installed its first prepaid meter at Simpson's house yesterday. JPS started installing the meters in McGregor Gardens as part of its Community Renewal Programme, which is being implemented in collaboration with Jamaica Social Investment Fund. JPS said it aims to install just over 200 prepaid meters in the community over the next three months. (PHOTO: ASTON SPAULDING)

PNP bars Haughton from representing party in local government polls

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
THE People's National Party's (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) has ratified an internal decision to bar former Lucea Mayor Shernet Haughton from representing the party at the next local government elections.

PCJ awards $1.8 million in cash, prizes to school energy competition winners

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
THE Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) last Friday presented cash and prizes valued at more than $1.8 million to primary and high school students who submitted winning entries in the 2014-15 Schools Energy Competition.

Pickersgill to give update on plans to fight drought

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
WATER Minister Robert Pickersgill is expected to update Parliament today on the impact of the worrying drought conditions now affecting the island, and what his ministry and its agencies are doing to mitigate the dry spell.

Bill to postpone local polls for House today

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
LOCAL Government Minister Noel Arscott is expected to bring legislation to the House of Representatives today to facilitate the postponement of parish council elections, which were due and widely expected by the end of this month.

Tragedy!

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
FIRE yesterday destroyed a large section of the 97-year-old Wortley Home on Constant Spring Road in Kingston, leaving 21 young female wards of the State, ages 7-18, and the home's administrators in distress.

Developer of US$3.5b Bahamas megaresort files for bankruptcy

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
The developer of a roughly US$3.5 billion hotel and casino megaresort project under construction in The Bahamas has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Caricom denies moving slowly on Dominican Republic deportation issue

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Caribbean Community (Caricom) says it disagrees with statements that the 15-member regional grouping "has been slow" to deal with the on folding situation in the Dominican Republic where people of Haitian descent are being deported from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean country.

COK gives back

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union recently made a number of presentations to organisations and a high school student as it continues its drive of giving back to the country. The recipients expressed great appreciation for the gifts coming from a credit union that has always demonstrated its commitment to helping Jamaicans and Jamaica.

Cop accused of soliciting money to locate missing child

Observer - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 20:00
A police corporal, who is accused of soliciting money from a man to locate a missing child, was last Thursday offered $600,000 bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

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